A pop music radio show for people who already know plenty about pop music, hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber. From March 1999 - October 2002, the show ran every Sunday night from midnight-2am on KFAI-FM, 90.3 FM Minneapolis, 106.7 FM St. Paul, and KFAI.org.
MAKE ME SMILE - Chicago (1970)
STICK AROUND - Julian Lennon (1986)
DREAMTIME - Daryl Hall (1986)
BLACK COFFEE IN BED - Squeeze (1982)
NOTORIOUS - Duran Duran (1986)
WALK OF LIFE - Dire Straits (1986)
WIDE BOY - Nik Kershaw (1985)
LIVING WITH A HERNIA - Weird Al Yankovic (1986)
COME DANCING - The Kinks (1983)
WHAT YOU NEED - INXS [12"] (1986)
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION [12"] - Human League (1983)
SLEDGEHAMMER - Peter Gabriel (1986)
WALK THIS WAY - Run-D.M.C. (1986)
ALL I WANT - Howard Jones (1986)
WE SAID HELLO GOODBYE - Phil Collins (1985)
THE WAY IT IS - Bruce Hornsby and the Range (1986)
YOUR WILDEST DREAMS - The Moody Blues (1986)
SIDEWALK TALK - Jellybean featuring Catherine Buchanan (1986)
IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW - Pandora's Box (1989) [original version of Celine Dion hit]
THE POWER OF LOVE - Jennifer Rush (1984) [original version of Celine Dion hit]
ROADBLOCK - Stock Aitken Waterman (1987)
DAY IN THE SUN - Peter Frampton (1994)
DON'T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC - Tavares (1976)
July 23, 2010 Subject:
Ron is ON.
Opening up his personal archives, Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber turns back the clock to 1986 and the "Ron is ON" show, which was broadcast on an AM station long ago and far away (unless you're reading in Rochester, NY - in which case you're relatively close.).
While it doesn't resemble the "Crap from the Past" show you may be used to (duh!), it DOES trace back to how this whole thing got started - - playing what was maybe some pretty great pop music that just wasn't getting the airplay Mr. Gerber thought it should have had - - songs like Julian Lennon's "Stick Around," "Weird Al's" "Living with a Hernia," and the classic INXS 12" version of "What you Need," which I'm sure commercial FM radio - - even at the time - - wouldn't touch.
Ron's commentary throughout reminds you you're still listening to "current day" (1999) radio, and he even offers explanation as to where the source material was being culled from (hint: it's not from his collection at this point!).
A nice "Flashback" for those of us who weren't living in those dorm rooms at that time, listening to an AM radio.